12th December 2016

The problem with design briefs

A well-written design brief is the cornerstone of any design project, and yet it can be surprisingly difficult to write one that actually helps the designer.

This article was posted in Musings, Design by Finn Taylor

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Your print agency might traditionally have been your first port of call when wanting to develop your brand, but everything changes with your brand existing in the digital age.

This article was posted in Musings, Design by Finn Taylor

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I didn't see Espen Brunborg talk at this year's Reasons to conference, but my colleague Matt did - he came back to the studio and sent me a link to this screen in Brunborg’s presentation, showing two conflicting sets of values that are attributed to ‘good’ design and it immediately made me think of the accusations that seems to becoming louder in our industry: that User Experience (UX) methodology is homogenising design and the use of conventions and patterns is knocking out innovation and creativity in web design.

This article was posted in Design, UX, Musings by Owen Priestley

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UXBrighton portfolio clinic follow up

A run down of common questions that we were asked at the recent UXBrighton portfolio clinic

This article was posted in Musings, Design, UX by Matt Keogh

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14th September 2016

An introduction to Personas

As a designer mentored in user-centric design agencies I have always had an interest in user centric methodology, methodologies that now commonly come under the banner of User Experience (UX).

This article was posted in Design, Development, UX by Owen Priestley

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UXBrighton logo

Making the first steps in your preferred career is always a scary endeavor. Luckily, advice is at hand, particularly if you are considering a career in UX and you can get to Brighton on the evening of the 13th September for this year’s UXbrighton career clinic.

This article was posted in Quick Tips, Design, UX by Owen Priestley

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Used as part of the design and development process of digital products and services, stories are a useful tool for designers to communicate ideas and concepts to both clients and development teams in a lean and low fidelity manner.

This article was posted in Design, Development, UX by Owen Priestley

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Helping NGO African Bond Markets show financial data

African Bond Markets (AFMI) is an NGO created to help promote and encourage investment in Africa via African government bonds. It was created by one of our other NGO clients - the African Development Bank together with other partners such as Thompson Reuters (news agency). One of the aims of the web site was to showcase key data regarding african government bond prices...

This article was posted in Design, Development by Pranath Fernando

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Concept before colour: How to make your website stand out from the crowd

Identifying a key message, or a story that we want to tell could be the difference between a forgettable website and one that is compelling, engaging and memorable.

This article was posted in Design by Matt Keogh

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14th December 2015

If web designers built houses

As a web design agency we may have become accustomed to some industry practices, but if we translated this to other industries it would be ridiculous.

This article was posted in Design, Musings by Finn Taylor

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